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Academic/Scholarly Writing Information & Resources

Regis University is committed to intellectual integrity in its academic pursuits. Sanctions may, therefore, be imposed by the College for Professional Studies faculty or schools for cheating (defined as using inappropriate sources of information on a test) or plagiarism (defined as presenting as one’s own, the ideas, words, or products of another). Such sanctions may include a failing grade on the assignment, failure of the course, or expulsion of the student from the course or the department.

Understanding Regis Plagiarism Policies
Read Regis Univerity's Policy on Plagiarism in the University Bulletin
Regis Graduate Programs Plagiarism Policy.

Regis Presentation on Avoiding Plagiarism

Citation / Bibliographic Resources
Purdue Online Writing Lab
APA Style
Son of Citation Machine
OttoBib (generate citation from ISBN)
Referencing APA - RMIT University
Good Definitions of IP, Plagiarism, Paraphrasing and Copyright (by Eve Rosenbam - National Paralegal College)

Parphrasing Examples:
Indiana University
M. Roig - St. John's University
University of Wisconsin
University of Texas
University of Pennsylvania
Hagin - Kennesaw State University
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Maine

Regis University Writing Resources
Saturday Student Writing Workshops

Regis Writing Consultants

Writing Consultants are available to give personal, specific assistance to all CPS Undergraduate and Graduate students, including distance learners.  The Consultants assist students with writing concerns including organization, drafting, writing mechanics, and documentation.  Consultants meet with students by appoitment on campus, at a mutually convenient location, or online.  This service is supported by Regis University at no charge to students.

Pat Brunelle (Loveland & Broomfield Campuses and Online)
Michael Garcia (Colorado Springs & DTC Campuses and Online)
Marie Norby-Loud (Lowell & Aurora Campuses and Online)

Students are also encouraged to consider the following courses:
EN 200 (Essentials of Effective Writing)
MLS 500 (Essentials for Graduate Level Writing)
MLS 501 (Critical Thinking Skills)

Regis Library: Computer & Information Sciences Research Guide.

SMARTHINKING Online Tutoring/Writing Lab

Get Help from a Regis Librarian:
1.800.338.2366 x4031

Chat with a librarian 24x7

Request Research Help

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Peer to Peer Learning
Regis offers walk-in sessions and appointments with subject tutors in a variety of disciplines including:
Study Skills
Business and Economics
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Languages (French, Latin, German, and Spanish)
Computer Science

Please visit for more information and current offerings

Additional Resources / Links Google Scholar
Online English Language (ESL) Assistance - University of Washington
B. Leland - Plagiarism and the Web - Western Illinois University
McGraw-Hill Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web - South Carolina University
Center for Online Education - Plagiarism - Avoiding the Consequences

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 
APA: 2009. ISBN: 978-1433805615.
Hult, Christine A. Brief New Century Handbook. Pearson Longman: 2007. ISBN: 978-0321456380.
Leedy, P. & Ellis Ormrod, J. Practical Research: Planning and Design. Prentice Hall: 2009. ISBN: 978-01371522421.
Rocco, T. & Hatcher, T. The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing. Jossey-Bass: 2011. ISBN: 978-0470393352.
Duarte, Nancy.
slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. O'Reilly Media: 2008. ISBN: 978-0596522346.
Duarte, Nancy. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. Wiley: 2010. ISBN: 978-0470632017.
Nordquist, R. Passages: A Writer's Guide. St Martin's Press: 1995. ISBN: 978-0312101176.
Brians, P. Common Errors in English Usage. William James & Co.: 2008. ISBN: 978-1590282076.
Gilmore, B. Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students. Heinemann: 2009. ISBN: 978-0325026435.
Menager-Beeley, R. & Paulos, L. Quick Coach Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism. Wadsworth: 2009. ISBN: 978-05472003409.
Wong, K. Avoiding Plagiarism: Write Better Papers in APA, Chicago, and Harvard Citation Styles. iUniverse: 2011. ISBN: 978-1450276283.
Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. Writing Academic English. Pearson Longman: 2006. ISBN 978-0131523593.
Feak, C. & Swales, J. Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review. Univ. of Michigan Press: 2009. ISBN: 978-0472033362.
Machi, L. & McEvoy, B. The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success. Corwin: 2008. ISBN: 978-1412961356.
Fink, A. Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper. Sage: 2009. ISBN: 978-1412971898.
Reep, D. Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, and Readings. Pearson Longman: 2010. ISBN: 978-0205721504.
Rosenberg, B. Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists. Addison-Wesley: 2005. ISBN: 978-0131498631.
Pearsall, T. Elements of Technical Writing. Pearson Longman: 2009. ISBN: 978-0205583812.

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